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People’s Choice Poem Performance with SDWI favorite Steve Kowit and others

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

People’s Choice Poem Performance Award (Cash Prizes), with special guest Steve Kowit, host Michael Klam, and DJ Gill Sotu.  This social, fun, lyrical and interactive arts and culture experience takes place in the Museum of the Living Artist, 1439 El Prado, Balboa Park and is open to the public.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for snacks and music, and the show starts at 7 p.m. Members are free, $5 at the door or bring wine or snacks to share and get in free. This...

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Contest on captioning video

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

 CaptionMax, a subtitle and video description company, is inviting writers to describe a short movie clip. The best entry wins $2,000 (or $1,000 for second, $500 for third). That’s a lot of money for describing 90 seconds of video! And it’s for a good cause. Description, as it’s called in the industry, helps people with vision loss enjoy movies and TV programs. Writers translate visual information into words, inserting description of the scene into the...

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Interview with Jim Ruland by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Below is a recent interview of Jim Ruland by T.C. Porter.  Ruland is the prose editor for this year’s A Year In Ink anthology which we are releasing at a big party on April 22nd.  We hope you will join us for a celebration of San Diego authors and your first chance to purchase a copy of our latest book. To the many identities of Jim Ruland, add memoirist. His micro-memoir won a Reader’s Digest award. His long-awaited first novel arrives later this year. As an...

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The Rattling Wall Visits San Diego 3/28

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

By Amy Williams Pen Center USA and Narrow Books released their fourth edition of the anthology “The Rattling Wall” and read to standing room only on March 28. The anthology has included writers such as Ben Loory, Ruth Nolan, Leah Griesmann, Jeremy Radin, Ron Gutierrez, and Amy Wallen. “It’s a literary journal. We publish short fiction, travel essays, and poetry annually,” said Michelle Meyering, the director of programs and events at PEN Center USA. At the...

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Ashland Creek Press announces the Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature

Posted by on Mar 24, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Ashland Creek Press is pleased to announce the first of an annual book award: The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. The contest is open to unpublished, full-length prose manuscripts, including novels, memoirs, short story collections, and essay collections. The winner will receive a cash award of $1,000 and publication by Ashland Creek Press. The submission deadline is September 30, 2014. For complete writers’ guidelines, visit...

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